March 16, 2012
Welcome to the Cal South Admin Hot Sheet, a monthly newsletter directed to all Affiliate Member League VIPs, coaches, referees and administrators. The Admin Hot Sheet is geared towards keeping you informed and updated on the latest association business, deadlines and special announcements.
|Friday, March 16, 2012|
|Soccer Nation Expo 2012 Wows the Crowds!|
11,000 Attendees Celebrated the Beautiful Game with Cal South at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 25-26
Over 11,000 soccer-mad attendees poured through the doors of the Los Angeles Convention Center in late February to share in the celebration of "the beautiful game" at Soccer Nation Expo 2012. Held annually by Cal South, the official state association for youth and adult soccer in Southern California, the 2012 edition of Soccer Nation Expo took place in the South Hall of the LACC on February 25-26. To read the full recap of this event, please click here.
Coaches who purchased VIP Coach Passes at the 2012 Expo will soon be receiving an exclusive password to videos of the coaching clinics and select classroom sessions at the show. If you purchased a VIP Coach Pass at the show, please keep checking your email over the next couple of weeks for this special password email.
Cal South has already secured the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2013 edition of Soccer Nation Expo, which will be held next February 16 and 17. Future news and details about Soccer Nation Expo 2013 will be announced in the coming months on both www.calsouth.com and www.soccernationexpo.com.
|Carin Jennings-Gabarra & Lee Popejoy Named to Hall of Fame at 2012 Cal South Awards Banquet|
Six National Championship Cal South Teams Also Honored at JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Carin Jennings-Gabarra and Lee Popejoy were named to the Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 25th at the 2012 Cal South Awards Banquet. Held in conjunction with Cal South's annual celebration of "the beautiful game," Soccer Nation Expo, the Awards Banquet took place in the Platinum Ballroom of the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live following the close of the expo's Day One action at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Following cocktails and dinner, over 35 awards were given out at the Banquet, including recognition of the top players, youth referees, parent, volunteers, developmental coaches, competitive coaches, and honorees from each of Cal South's seven districts. Special recognition was also given out to the six Cal South teams which won national championship trophies throughout 2011. To read the full recap of the banquet and a full list of all winners and honorees, please click here.
|2012 ODP Day Camps and Academies Are Open for Online Registration
The 2012 Cal South ODP Camps are session-oriented, with new coaching staff, and a new curriculum. Don't miss this opportunity to train with the best as they raise the standards!
Residential Academies for younger boys and girls, and the coed Residential Finishing & Goalkeeping Academies for older players start the summer off with our highest levels of training. They are followed by eight ODP Day Camps held in various locations across Southern California. Cal South ODP Camps are open to all players in the appropriate age groups.
Take advantage of Cal South ODP Day Camp Discounts:
||Registering at once
3 or more players
Save $10 per player
5 or more players
Save $20 per player
7 or more players
Save $30 per player
*Discounts are ONLY applicable to online registrations completed at least 14 days before the start of the camp.
Get your questions answered at www.odpcamps.com/en/faq/ or register online at www.odpcamps.com/online-registration/.
|Join the Cal South Coaches Association and Get an Automatic NSCAA Membership!|
Cal South has teamed up with the NSCAA (National Soccer Coaches Association of America) to bring an incredible offer to all soccer coaches in the Southern California area. The new Cal South Coaches Association allows its member coaches to have access to training and development courses and
materials like never before!
Membership is only $50 per year and comes with a long list of great benefits, including an automatic one-year membership with the NSCAA (normally $85 annually), the largest soccer coach organization in the world with over 30,000 members. This brings you membership in two great organizations at the same time! A full list of benefits and other information can be read here: www.calsouth.com/en/coaches-association/.
To register for the Cal South Coaches Association, please click here
|U19 Registration Deadline for 2012 Cal South National Cup is April 29|
• For more information: www.CalSouth.com/state-tournaments/
The registration deadline for the U19 brackets in the Cal South National Cup is Sunday, April 29, 2012. Teams must be registered and paid in full by 11:59pm PST on that date. The cost for teams entering the National Cup is $745.
Cal South National Cup championship teams in the U12-U19 age brackets will move on to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Far West Regionals in Phoenix, Arizona from June 18-24, 2012. Champions in the U14-U19 age brackets at the Regionals will get to move forward to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series National Championships in Rock Hills, South Carolina from July 24-29, 2012.
Visit www.CalSouth.com/state-tournaments/ for more information.
|U.S. Soccer Announces April National Coaching School at Home Depot Center|
National "A" License Course Begins April 14, 2012
U.S. Soccer's Coaching Education Department will be conducting an "A-Renewal" and National "A" License Course at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and National "A" and "B" License Courses at the Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. All courses begin April 14, 2012.
Participants at U.S. Soccer's National Coaching Schools will have an opportunity to earn a nationally recognized license from U.S. Soccer, a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the governing body of soccer in all its forms in the United States. Coaches will interact with the nation's top-level instructors, including current and former national team coaches, professional and international coaches. The licensing programs are
focused on teaching soccer coaches up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge to provide coaches with the ability to improve the every day training environment for elite players and help them fulfill their potential as international, professional, collegiate or youth soccer players.
To read full story at CalSouth.com, click here.
|Summer Camp Advertising Directory to be Offered on CalSouth.com
Specially discounted magazine and online advertising packages available to all interested summer camps
Affiliate member leagues and clubs which are planning to hold summer camps this summer should be aware of an opportunity to advertise their camps to more than 100,000 Southern California soccer families for nearly three months for as little as $200.
For the second year in a row, CalSouth.com will feature a special Summer Camps Directory. Support of this Directory will be driven by a pair of Summer Camp Spotlight emails, which will be sent to more than 70,000 Cal South families in the third week of May and in early June. There will also be a story on the CalSouth.com homepage promoting the directory through both May and June. The Directory will remain live online from May 16 through July 31.
The Spotlight and Directory have advertising categories that allow you to choose how prominently you wish to have your camp displayed. The rates for each tier are as follows:
Note: Your camp's position in its division or tier for the Spotlight and Directory will be based on the order in which a completed ad request is submitted and payment made.
Premium packages featuring specially discounted advertising opportunities in Cal South Soccer Magazine's May 2012 issue are also available. Camps wishing to take advantage of the magazine advertising rates will need to send in their insertion orders for this offer by March 23.
To secure the highest possible placement for your camp in the Spotlight and Directory, click here to download an insertion order, fill it out and send it in today.
If you have questions regarding our Summer Camp Spotlight and Directory, please contact Brittney Gamble at 714.451.1535 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Registrar Certification Training Now Open for Registration|
Registrar Certification Training is now available through the Event Manager in the Cal South Registration System. Seats are limited so please make sure to register as possible. If you have any questions, please contact us at LAMSupport@calsouth.com or by phone at 714.451.1513. Click here to register
|Text Messaging Option Added for Team Updates in Cal South Registration System|
Team Admins and Parents Can Opt-In to Receive Scoring Updates
Affinity Sports recently launched a new SMS Text Messaging service which is available for use through the Cal South Registration System. SMS stands for "Short Message Service," though it is more widely known simply as "text messaging," with which many of us have some familiarity. In short, the service will allow, at the request of the member, for short text messages to be sent from the Cal South Registration System to members with text message-capable phones
Registered members, such as team administrators, coaches and parents will be able to opt-in for team schedule and scoring updates. Team administrators will soon have the ability to use the Schedule Module to auto-populate scores into the system and send automatic updates. For now, those updates will be texted to any other parents or administrators on that team who have opted in for the SMS service. More information can be found here, or you can contact the Affinity Sports Support Center at 800.817.5977 or Cal South at 714.778.2972.
|About Cal South:
The California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, organized in the State of California for the purpose of providing athletic opportunities for both youth and adult soccer players in our community. Cal South is an affiliate member of the United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) and the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). Further information on Cal South and its programs can be obtained via the organization's website
at www.calsouth.com orby contacting the Cal South Corporate Office at 714.778.2972.